Ohio Air National Guard
The 121st Air Refueling Wing, 178th Wing, 179th Airlift Wing and 180th Fighter Wing deploy worldwide to fulfill aerial refueling missions, air transport, communications, engineering, and security requirements. In addition to the four flying units, there are six subordinate geographically separated units (GSUs) in the state. Ohio’s Air Guard units are dispersed in seven geographic locations — Columbus, Toledo, Springfield, Cincinnati, Mansfield, Zanesville, and Port Clinton.
Approximately 5,000 Total Members
121ST AIR REFUELING WING
Columbus: Approximately 1,000 Members
Col. Scott Lerdon
Chief Master Sgt. Troy Taylor
The 121st Air Refueling Wing continuously delivers worldwide Air-to-Air Refueling, Disaster Response and Combat Support.
Springfield: Approximately 1,100 Members
Col. Dominic Fago
Chief Master Sgt. Scott Ross
The 178th Wing provides ready units to conduct Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Operations Support to execute Federal and State missions while maintaining an active involvement with the local community.
179TH AIRLIFT WING
Mansfield: Approximately 900 Members
Col. Darren E. Hamilton
Chief Master Sgt. Todd A. Hunt
The 179th Airlift Wing fulfills its mission by transporting personnel and cargo throughout the United States and the world. In addition, the 179th Airlift Wing participates in disaster relief efforts and other domestic emergencies as required. It is ready to deploy to overseas bases when directed by higher headquarters.
180TH FIGHTER WING
Toledo: Approximately 1,000 Members
Col. Michael J. DiDio
Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Baumert
The 180th Fighter Wing provides for America; protection of the homeland, effective combat power and defense support to civil authorities, while developing Airmen, supporting their Families and serving in the community.
200TH RED HORSE SQUADRON
Port Clinton: Approximately 400 Members
Col. Joseph Logan
Det. 1 Commander Lt. Col. Andrew C. Suttles
Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Enderle
The 200th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer provides superior engineering, construction, and logistics capability, during peacetime or combat, anywhere in the world to achieve state and federal priorities.
220TH ENGINEERING INSTALLATION SQUADRON
Zanesville: Approximately 100 Members
Lt. Col. Christopher Treff
Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Day
The 220th Engineering and Installation Squadron commands, organizes, equips, trains, and administers assigned expeditionary cyberspace engineering installation and combat communication forces in support of state and federal emergencies and contingency operations.
251ST CYBER ENGINEERING INSTALLATION GROUP
Springfield: Approximately 160 Members
Col. Steven Dudash
Chief Master Sgt. Steve Earley
The 251st Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group commands, organizes, equips, trains, and administers assigned expeditionary cyberspace engineering installation and combat communication forces in support of state and federal emergencies and contingency operations.
269TH COMBAT COMMUNICATIONS SQUADRON
Springfield: Approximately 110 Members
Lt. Col. Brian Marshall
Chief Master Sgt. Jonathan King (Operations)
Chief Master Sgt. John Snow (Plans Flight)
The 269th Combat Communications Squadron commands, organizes, equips, and trains personnel to ensure complete mission readiness in support of emergency U.S. Air Force requirements, and to provide timely and reliable combat communications services in support of state emergencies. They also provide expeditionary cyber services tactically, in a joint environment.